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    by Published on 09-03-2015 11:09 PM
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    Razor: Puma 6/8
    Strop: SRD English Bridle
    Brush: Semogue 830
    Pre-shave: Castle Forbes
    Cream: Cella
    Balm: Muhle
    by Published on 07-21-2015 10:27 PM
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    2. Monthly Beginner's Tips

    We asked Neil a couple of months ago if he'd be willing to do a beginners' tips for us. Unfortunately he couldn't at the time. Neil was an astonishing wealth of information on many topics so it wasn't hard to delve into the archives of his posts and find one that was not only informative but of interest to everyone, beginners and older hands alike. I hope no one minds that I've taken the liberty of using one of Neil's posts as this month's Beginners' Tips. He's left us with so many memorable posts like this one that we could use them for the Tips for the next 10 years.

    - Jimbo

    Cordovan simply means 'of Cordoba' - a place in Spain. Shells are the two ovals found under the skin in a horses butt. As the skin has to be removed to get at the fibrous, muscular shell, it is not really leather at all. That is why it is found in such a small, localised area and why it is so expensive.
    by Published on 07-11-2015 04:00 PM
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    Neil Miller's death leaves an empty spot in my life.

    Emerson said, "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." How true as I look back on my long distant friendship with Neil.

    Emerson also said, "The only way to have a friend is to be one." That, too, was a blessing, for Neil made it possible for me by extending his hand in friendship.

    The death of a friend is always hard. That he was an artist and a master craftsman makes it even harder. And so it is for me with the death of Neil.

    In talking about his colorful life, he once told me that in most things there is no simple answer. Yet the one answer of which he was sure was seeing the hand of man in human works, as he put it.

    Published on 05-23-2015 08:02 PM
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    We have a great opportunity to share our hobby and help out some aspiring wet-shavers get better shaves. They are a U.S. Cavalry Scout Platoon (19Dís) presently serving in the middle east. The platoon Sargeant is a straight razor shaver and ...
    by Published on 04-01-2014 12:18 AM
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    2. The Million Thanks Club

    During the battle for the Japanese Island of Iwo Jima a Marine who would become my Boy Scout Scoutmaster and lifetime friend 'Owen Agenbroad' found a Japanese made folding straight razor in the coffin box it was purchased in along with a sharpening hone for the razor, there was handwriting inside of the coffin box. The items were in a demolished ...
    by Published on 12-06-2013 01:30 PM
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    William Greaves led a remarkable life.

    Born in 1752, little is known about his early years, or even how he started his business. There were a lot of men making things with steel and named William Greaves. There were, in general, a lot of men named William Greaves. ...
    by Published on 08-20-2012 04:18 PM
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    Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the prototype of the SRP Logo LE razor. It was made from a stencil custom razor maker, SRP member (PapaBull), Robert Williams did of the logo at the top of our page and is on the money. I should have it in hand early next week if not later today. It is a 6/8 with G-10 scales. As you can see the SRP logo is etched in the belly of the blade and Robert's trademark is on the tang mark side with the XII (year) etched on the reverse along with each razors individual # engraved by hand.